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Dr. Robert Cloud
29 doctors shared insights

Rectal Abscess (Overview)

An infection localized to an area near the opening of anus. The swelling is usually a lump that is tender and warm to the touch. The treatment is to open and drain the boil.


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How fast can I make my rectal abscess go away?

How fast can I make my rectal abscess go away?

Rectal abscess: See a colo-rectal surgeon to determine how involved the abscess is. In addition to antibiotics, it probably will require incision & drainage. Size of the lesion, comorbid factors like diabetes, your general state of health & healing are all factors in how long it will take to go away. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cloud
29 doctors shared insights

Rectal Abscess (Overview)

An infection localized to an area near the opening of anus. The swelling is usually a lump that is tender and warm to the touch. The treatment is to open and drain the boil.


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Are there usually many symptoms when you have rectal abscess?

Are there usually many symptoms when you have rectal abscess?

Yes: Pain, possible drainage/discharge, could have fever. I would recommend you are seen by your dr. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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How fast can I make my rectal abscess go away?

Rectal abscess: See a colo-rectal surgeon to determine how involved the abscess is. In addition to antibiotics, it probably will require incision & drainage. Size of the lesion, comorbid factors like diabetes, your general state of health & healing are all factors in how long it will take to go away. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get rectal abscess, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get rectal abscess, or is it unusual?

Somewhat: Rectal abscess is not uncommon. Can be associated with conditions such as crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis. Can be associated with a diabetic condition. Many however do not have a known cause. Antibiotics and sometimes surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rectal abscess?

What is the definition or description of: rectal abscess?

Boil around rectum: An infection localized to an area near the opening of anus. The swelling is usually a lump that is tender and warm to the touch. The treatment is to open and drain the boil. ...Read more

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Are there usually many symptoms when you have rectal abscess?

Yes: Pain, possible drainage/discharge, could have fever. I would recommend you are seen by your dr. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
2,490 doctors shared insights

Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more